Jump, Darling


Director: Phil Connell
2020 | Canada | 90m
GENRE: Aging/Elders | Comedy | Drag | Drama | Gay | Parenting/Family
SECTION: Closed Captioned | Narrative Features | Premieres | Streaming

Aspiring actor Russell (Thomas Duplessie), aka drag persona Fishy Falters, is a fish out of water. After a disastrous non-debut at Toronto drag club Peckers, Russell leaves his bougie boyfriend and takes shelter with his grandmother Margaret in the Canadian wine country. Margaret, played by the inimitable Academy Award winner and gay icon Cloris Leachman in her final starring role, is a woman coming to terms with her own mortality while determined to hang on to her independence.

While Russell struggles to establish himself as an entertainer at the local dive bar and flirts with Zachary, the not-so-straight busboy, Margaret fends off the best intentions of her daughter, Russell’s mom, who wants to keep her safe by sending her to a retirement home. As tempers wear thin and family secrets are revealed, Russell and Margaret fight to maintain their dignity while being true to themselves. This affecting family drama also features a number of notable Toronto drag acts, including Tynomi Banks, Fay Slift, and Miss Fiercalicious.


Buying Note: This is a digital screening. For tickets to the in-person screening at the Castro Theatre, please click here. This digital screening is available to view between Thu, Jun 17 and Sun, Jun 27. We suggest watching it at 6:00pm PDT Sat, Jun 26.


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